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From Oconee to Afghanistan

December 20, 2012

Scott Moore left the mountain hamlet of Mountain Rest long ago. At this time of year Bradley Scott Moore, a lieutenant colonel in the U-S Army stationed in Afghanistan, is thinking about his native home and his loved ones. A telephone hookup across several time zones yesterday allowed 96.3/WGOG NEWS to interview the career Army…

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Two graduation ceremonies

December 20, 2012

For the first time, Clemson University holds two ceremonies today to cover winter graduation. About 11-hundred students are to graduate at the Littlejohn Coliseum. Two noteworthy female graduates will march across the stage for their diplomas. One is an author and TV host, Raven Magwood, who graduates at the age of 19. The other is…

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The 5th State of Oconee

December 20, 2012

Organizers of the next State of Oconee Luncheon have called on the county’s first-year director of economic development to keynote the 2013 event. Richard Blackwell will give his view of how Oconee County is positioned to succeed and tell what still needs to be done. The luncheon, sponsored by the chambers of commerce, takes place…

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Way-finding signs in Walhalla

December 19, 2012

Let’s say you’re driving in Walhalla and are new to the area, and you want to find one or a number of Oconee County’s tourist and recreation spots. Ken Sloan has done some thinking on this, and he believes he has the solution. The director of the Mountain Lakes CVB is asking the leaders of…

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Fundraiser for child cancer patient

December 19, 2012
Fundraiser for child cancer patient

A fundraiser by Tamassee-Salem Elementary School for a former student, now undergoing cancer treatments, paid off today. A check for $2,208.00 was presented to the family of Alayna Cobb. Alayna, now a sixth grader at Tamassee-Salem Middle School, was diagnosed during Thanksgiving week and is currently taking chemotherapy. Accompanying the check was a box of…

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Constituents fill Whitmire’s ears

December 19, 2012

A state lawmaker admitted today his motivation to offer H.3174 is partly due to a failed attempt to convert Walhalla’s historic newspaper building into apartments for seniors who could forsake driving for walks across downtown. The project fell apart when a city regulatory board denied a zoning variance. But Rep. Bill Whitmire said a dispute…

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Josh Griffin valued new employee

December 19, 2012

Westminster leaders welcomed new city employee Josh Griffin to their meeting last night and were quick to express gratitude for his work as a sewer department supervisor. Griffin was singled out by Councilman Reid Adams, among others, for his take-charge work running a crew whose responsibility is to reduce the inflow and infiltration that seeps…

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Biemann’s commissioning this morning

December 19, 2012
Biemann’s commissioning this morning

After today, you can call him Second Lieutenant Henry “Deek” Biemann. At Clemson University, this morning Biemann is scheduled to be commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the U-S Army. Biemann, who has made a four-year commitment to serve as an Army nurse, is awaiting orders. But, for the foreseeable future, he’ll able to continue his…

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Walhalla Farmers Market to be reality

December 19, 2012

A farmers market at a new Walhalla location is to be a reality in 2013. On the motion of James Powell, the city council last night approved an agreement to lease the corner lot at Main and N. Spring streets to allow local farmers to hawk their produce, in a season to run June to…

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Virginians have a look at Walhalla

December 19, 2012

Those who intend to develop the former Oconee Courthouse into a lodging facility have begun to consider companies to manage the inn, once it is remodeled. Walhalla city councilman James Powell, whose father is one of the developers, announced at last night’s council meeting that a management company from Lynchburg and Williamsburg, Virginia spent yesterday…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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